OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – The last day of the 2014 session, Friday, May 23rd, the Oklahoma House passed HB3399 with a wide margin. Hours later, the bill passed the Senate and has now reached the desk of Governor Mary Fallin. All indications are that she will sign the bill, however, she could execute a pocket veto if the bill is not signed before Monday June 2.
If signed, HB3399 would be the most thorough removal of Common Core from any state of adoption in the nation to date. The bill:
*Repeals Common Core from state law, creating a framework for standards to be written by Oklahomans over a two year time period.
*Directs a return to the state’s previous standards and tests during the interim
*Requires the “mastery of the “standard algorithms in math” – the “most logical, efficient way of solving a problem that consistently works,” in…
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